Forgive Tom Coughlin if he seemed a little ornery during his post-game press conference after the Hall-of-Fame game in Canton Sunday night. Coughlin wanted to answer reporters’ questions in a nice tone of voice, but all the booing, jeering, screaming maniacs wouldn’t let him.
In an audio clip posted by NJ.com, we hear Coughlin try to give his post-game remarks on the field, but these insane people keep shrieking and booing and making all sorts of other noises you normally only hear in a monkey cage at the zoo.
This kind of stuff is why some people think football fans are brain damaged goons who don’t know how to behave like civilized humans.
Whose bright idea was it to make Tom Coughlin do his post-game presser from on the field with liquored-up Buffalo Bills fans all around? There’s a reason press conferences are normally held in dank little rooms in the bowels of stadiums. It’s to keep the inebriated hooligans away from the coaches and players.
Hopefully this bizarre, slightly disturbing incident will convince folks once and for all that press conferences should never be held on the field close to fans. Tom Coughlin shouldn’t have to put up with that kind of crap just so he can perform his mandatory press duties, which by the way are irritating to begin with.
I hope there’s some way Coughlin can lodge a formal complaint. Fans can just be the worst human beings sometimes.